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AI AND THE DIGITALIZED SOCIETY CFP

AI AND THE DIGITALIZED SOCIETY MID-TERM WORKSHOP ORGANIZED BY RN24 (SOCIOLOGY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY NE= TWORK) OF THE EUROPEAN SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION MAY 23-24, 2022; HELSINKI, FINLAND

During the past few years, more and more areas of life have been permeated = by the idea that digitalization, data and artificial intelligence will prov= ide efficacy, services and new possibilities for both societies and their c= itizens. This can be seen for example in banking, transportation and health= care. At the same time, around the globe, dozens of policies and strategie= s regarding the development of artificial intelligence have been published.= Science and Technology Studies (STS) scholars have paid attention to the p= rocesses and developments related to AI and related technologies and practi= ces becoming increasingly ubiquitous in society. For STS this provides a un= ique opportunity to study and understand social and technological change as= well as changes in the ways knowledge is produced.

This workshop invites presentations which examine AI and/or digitalized soc= iety, and their consequences in everyday life. Possible presentation topics= may include, but is not limited to:

  • AI/digitalization and governance

  • Algorithmic culture

  • AI/Digitalization and privacy/surveillance

  • AI/Digitalization in different professions such as healthcare, l= aw, and transportation

  • The design of AI systems and building of algorithms and machine = learning models

  • AI at home

  • Restructuring of activities for the application of AI, for examp= le in a workplace

  • The role of AI/digitalization in organizational change

  • Implications of AI/digitalization in knowledge production

  • Methodological approaches to study AI, data and digitalization We invite contributions from researchers at all stages of the academic care= er, but we particularly encourage early career researchers to submit abstra= cts. Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words.

Keynote speakers:

Florian Jaton - STS Lab, University of Lausanne Nanna Bonde Thylstrup - Department of Management, Society and Communication= , Copenhagen Business School

Abstract submission deadline is January 21, 2022. Abstracts should be subm= itted to aaro.tupasela@helsinki.fi. For further information please contact Aaro Tupasela (aaro.tupasela@helsink= i.fi) or Heta Tarkkala (heta.tarkkala@hel= sinki.fi)

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